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Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: October 30th, 2011, 11:21 am
by PrincessPea
Wow, wanda, sikat ka na! Haha, kaka inggit ka, nasa tuguegarao ako nun, eh! Congrats!

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: November 15th, 2011, 2:09 pm
by Wanda
Check out my new post: Flipreads: Filipino ebooks for all
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Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: November 28th, 2011, 9:44 pm
by Wanda
Hi everyone! just wanted to share the blog post I wrote about the festival :-D Photos included!

http://wandafulworldofbooks.blogspot.co ... er-at.html

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 3rd, 2011, 7:18 pm
by Wanda
Check out my latest post.... a crime novel about a serial killer in Manila.... Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan
http://wandafulworldofbooks.blogspot.co ... y-f-h.html

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 11th, 2011, 10:49 pm
by Wanda

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 12th, 2011, 9:54 am
by sillysili
Wanda wrote:Check out my latest post.... a crime novel about a serial killer in Manila.... Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan
http://wandafulworldofbooks.blogspot.co ... y-f-h.html


By some strange coincidence I've also just finished reading Smaller and Smaller Circles by FH Batacan last week. Good read actually (though the protagonists remind me much of Holmes and Watson). I hope that there's a sequel. :D

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 12th, 2011, 11:19 am
by Wanda
Hi sillysili! Really? Yeah, i was hoping that there would be a sequel, too! Though I wonder why the protagonists need to be priests. Did you ever wonder about that, too? How did you learn about it and what made you decide to read it? Just curious :-D

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 12th, 2011, 11:49 am
by sillysili
Wanda wrote:Hi sillysili! Really? Yeah, i was hoping that there would be a sequel, too! Though I wonder why the protagonists need to be priests. Did you ever wonder about that, too? How did you learn about it and what made you decide to read it? Just curious :-D


A reading requirement for our MA class (for one segment: teaching a Novel). Hehehe

I guess it was the intent of the author to make the protagonists... erm, unusual perhaps? Most Jesuits are often sent to universities abroad to get their doctorate degrees. So I think it was a way to make the character design/logic believable.

The descriptions and dynamics of the two priests were a bit too Hollywood in my opinion (especially Fr. Gus), like perfect pulp heroes...tall, large frame, impeccable grammar. I was actually expecting for a more dysfunctional partnership, like they would argue or bicker once in a while. :D

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 12th, 2011, 11:55 am
by Wanda
hi sillysili, :-D wow, MA classs teaching a novel? oh interesting! are you taking up literature? Re the priests, yes, or maybe because of human nature we don't really like crime and murder so having a priest in the story sort of helps us reconcile with it ? hehehe. oh, and did sherlock and watson bicker once in a while? yes i think in a few storise they did!

Re: The Yellow Library

PostPosted: December 13th, 2011, 2:40 pm
by flipside
Hi Wanda,

I think they're priests because Batacan needed a credible profession--and it's clear that the police in the novel aren't competent--and the Jesuits specifically are the ones who are most scientifically trained/oriented (at least compared to the other Orders). It's also a conceit of the story that they're well-funded and have the facilities (Jesuits are wealthy...).